Rock Island, IL

38,647 Population
16.8 square miles 2,296.4 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.3%
was 0.3%
 
Population Density
2,296.4
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
50.7%
was 53.0%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
7.7%
was 7.8%
 
Percent Under 18
21.8%
was 22.7%
 
Percent 65 and Over
15.4%
was 15.6%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.9
was 6.7
Ranked 20th Lowest in IL
Percent Living in Poverty
21.6%
was 22.6%
 
Median Household Income
$43,052
was $41,243
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
44.9
45.6
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
5.2
was 12.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
441
was 514.2
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,350.1
was 2,586.6
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
17,320
was 17,201
 
Median Rent
$703
was $707
 
Total Building Permits
74
was 44
 
Occupied Housing Units
15,464
was 15,451
 
Homeownership Rate
65.0%
was 65.5%
 
Single Family Building Permits
7
was 29
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,027.3
was 1,020.3
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
25.5%
was 24.7%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
67
was 15
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.3
was 2.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
4.2
was 2.5
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.9
was 1.1
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.9%
was 98.0%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
87.2%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.4%
was 99.6%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
88.1%
was 86.9%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
21.9%
was 22.3%
 

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